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In the classroom, classical music can be an exciting learning tool. Music not only has the power to stimulate the mind, enrich the heart and soothe the soul; it can also help you meet educational objectives and learning outcomes.

Aaron Copland
"Hoedown", from Rodeo
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GRADES K-2
OVERVIEW:
Over the 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm, Melody, Form, and Tone Color are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments, Creating (Composing and Improvising), Notating/Reading, Evaluating, and Relating music to other subject areas.

The lessons for "Hoedown" for grades 3–5 are:
Lesson #1: Square Dance Time!
Lesson #2: Recorder Time!
Lesson #3: Sixteenth-Note Time!

 

GRADES 3-5
OVERVIEW:
Conceptual Learning and Objectives/Outcomes (that is, student learning outcomes) are indicated on each lesson. Over the 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm, Melody/Pitch, Harmony/Texture, Form, Expression, and Tone Color are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments, Creating 
(Composing), Notating/Reading, Evaluating, and Relating music to other subject areas.

The lessons for Symphony No. 5 – first movement for grades 3–5 are:
Lesson #1: What's Your Motive?
Lesson #2: What's the Score?
Lesson #3: Mallet Fun!

 
The lesson plans were written by Dr. Kay Edwards, Professor and Chair of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Edwards earned both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in general music from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Ohio University. She has been an active clinician and author in the areas of elementary general music, guided listening, and multicultural music education for more than 15 years at the university level and has 10 years experience as an elementary general music teacher. In addition to Orff Level III certification, she has special training in Kodály and Dalcroze pedagogies.
Aaron Copland
Rodeo
Hoe-Down


Composed in 1942
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor
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